Free and Open Software Conference and Expo - Columbus, Ohio - October 24-26, 2014

The twelfth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held October 24-26, 2014, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.

We Need Volunteers!

October 19, 2014suzenrose

Please consider volunteering - for a day or half day or maybe a few hours.

We are an all volunteer organization.

Check out this link for details and to fill in your

preferences.  THANK YOU!

Lightning Talks at OLF

October 14, 2014skippy

Lightning talks are making their debut appearance at OLF this year!

Wikipedia defines lightning talks as:

Flocking Together

October 13, 2014vance

A common feature of many conferences, including Ohio LinuxFest, is "Birds of a Feather" sessions (commonly known as BoFs). These are returning this year on the evening of Friday, October 24 from 6-8pm, possibly running until 9pm if necessary. BoFs are an opportunity for people interested in a particular project, technology, or idea to get together for roundtable discussion. It can be about a software project, it can be a GPG keysigning party, a discussion about building Linux User Groups -- if you can facilitate the conversation, let us know and we'll see if we can accommodate you! If you're interested in organizing one, please fill in this Google form or contact our BoF coordinator John at

LPI and BSD Certification

October 7, 2014suzenrose

LPI and BSD Certification exam opportunities are available at Ohio Linuxfest.

The exams take 90 minutes, on Saturday at 4pm and/or Sunday at 10am.

For details on the great discount prices for the exam registrations, see 

details here:

Get your T-Shirt delivered to your home!

October 2, 2014suzenrose

Ohio LinuxFest 2014 t-shirts

T-shirts in a wide variety of sizes, Men's or Women's cut are now available to order from Storenvy.

So kewl! Surprise us with how many of you folks wear it in to the Fest.

List of ALL Keynoters!

September 30, 2014suzenrose

There are so many tracks going on you can't see it all!  But you can see the keynotes, as their time is carved out of the schedule.

Keynote Dinner

Schedule info

Update 12 Oct.: There are only a few tickets left -- get your order in now to avoid missing out!

One great feature of Ohio LinuxFest is the top-notch keynote speakers we are able to attract. But surely these people must be unapproachable, living on a higher plane of existence, right?

Image of 2012 keynote dinner

Not at all! And you can sit down with Alex Bandar, Ruth Suehle, Jon "maddog" Hall, and Ken Starks for dinner on Friday evening, October 24. As part of your Enthusiast or OLFI registration, you can add the "Dinner with the Keynotes" option for just $60.

Alex Bandar to Keynote at Ohio LinuxFest 2014

September 24, 2014vance

Alex Bandar photo

The Ohio LinuxFest team is pleased to have Dr. Alex Bandar giving a keynote presentation for 2014.

Hotel- Travel Information

September 21, 2014suzenrose

Make your hotel reservation.... rooms going, discounted group rate.

Drury and Hyatt group rates link is seen below: